ADV.DP.MP, DIP.MT, DIP.PHYSIO
Running through a plate-glass window may not seem the normal route to a physiotherapy career, but the severe injuries Graeme sustained as a teenager meant he was introduced to intensive physio early, and was inspired. Graeme graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Physiotherapy from the Auckland Technical Institute in 1984 attaining a Diploma of Manipulative Therapy in the same year.
The need to extend his knowledge saw him complete New Zealand Physiotherapy Acupuncture Certification in 1998 and he achieved the highest level of Clinical Pilates training in 2000.
Beginning his physiotherapy career in Invercargill, Graeme went on to work in Dunedin and then England. He first became a full partner in a practice in 1987, before joining Dusty in directing Back In Motion® in 1992. An innovative thinker, Graeme was a founding director of Quest Systems Ltd – a physiotherapy software company.
A number of elite sports teams have selected Graeme to assist their endeavours, including: the Otago Nuggets; Highlanders Rugby team and All Black Rugby trialists (North vs South 1996). Since 2001 he has held a professional appointment with the New Zealand Academy of Sport Physiotherapy Services.
Graeme has been invited to lecture and make presentations on specialist areas (eg, knee injuries, rehabilitation using Pilates, business systems) for numerous organisations, including the University of Otago, New Zealand Society of Physiotherapy (NZSP) and the General Practice Training Scheme. He has also held numerous professional appointments, the latest being as the NZSP representative on the Board of Studies Physiotherapy School, Otago University.